Holy Fire to be taken to Russian city where dozens of children perished in shopping mall fire

The Siberian city of Kemerovo was the site of a terrible fire on Sunday that broke out in the Winter Cherry shopping mall, claiming 64 lives, including 41 children, and leaving another 44 injured. Condolences have been pouring in from ecclesial and state authorities from throughout the world, and prayers have been lifted up for the victims throughout Russia and around the world.

The Celebration of Lazarus’ Resurrection at the Patriarchate

The Celebration of Lazarus’ Resurrection at the Patriarchate
The Celebration of Lazarus’ Resurrection at the Patriarchate
The Celebration of Lazarus’ Resurrection at the Patriarchate
The Celebration of Lazarus’ Resurrection at the Patriarchate

On Saturday March 18/31, 2018, the Patriarchate celebrated the commemoration of the rising from the dead of Holy and Righteous Lazarus by the Lord. Lazarus was the Lord’s friend according to the narrative of St. John the Evangelist (John 11:1-46), by which the Lord resurrected Lazarus, whom He loved dearly, and He cried before his tomb in Bethany “giving us an assurance of the common Resurrection before His Passion”.

The Palm Tree Branches Procession From Bet-faghe

 The Palm Tree Branches Procession From Bet-faghe
 The Palm Tree Branches Procession From Bet-faghe
 The Palm Tree Branches Procession From Bet-faghe
 The Palm Tree Branches Procession From Bet-faghe

On Lazarus Saturday afternoon (18.00), March 18/31, 2018, H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos blessed the palm tree branches at the Holy Monastery of Bet-Faghe. Then the traditional – since the first Christian years – palm tree branches procession  began from this Monastery, led by the Most Reverend Archbishop Theophanes of Gerassa.

On the Virtue of Humility

Third homily on the Prayer of St. Ephraim the Syrian

O Lord and Master of my life, the spirit of humble-mindedness bestow upon me Thy servant, for blessed art Thou unto the ages of ages. Amen.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit!

Mt. Athos looking to introduce renewable energy sources

Mt. Athos looking to introduce renewable energy sources
Mt. Athos looking to introduce renewable energy sources
Mt. Athos looking to introduce renewable energy sources
Mt. Athos looking to introduce renewable energy sources

Experts of the Greek state’s Center for Preservation of the Athonite Heritage (CPAH) gave a presentation recently on the introduction of renewable energy sources to Mt. Athos. The presentation was given in the Stefanos Dragoumis Hall in the Museum of Byzantine Culture in Thessaloniki together with the Holy Mt. Athos Center, reports Russian Athos.